# How Quickly Can You Identify Tricks?

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Tricks are lies, deceits and make-believes. They are intended to take your mind of what is claimed to be the truth. It only takes some level of shrewdness and intelligence to identify them. Are you shrewd and intelligent, take this quiz!

• 1.

### If there are 6 apples and you take away 4, how many do you have?

• A.

4

• B.

2

• C.

6

• D.

None

A. 4
Explanation
If there are 6 apples and you take away 4, you are left with the apples that you took away, which is 4. Therefore, the answer is 4.

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• 2.

### If you had only one match, and entered a dark room containing an oil lamp, some newspaper, and some kindling wood, which would you light first?

• A.

Oil lamp

• B.

The match

• C.

Newspaper

• D.

Kindling wood

B. The match
Explanation
The match would be lit first because it is the only item mentioned that is capable of producing a flame. The oil lamp, newspaper, and kindling wood can only be ignited once the match is lit.

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• 3.

### Some months have 31 days, others have 30 days. How many have 28 days?

• A.

1

• B.

None

• C.

All

• D.

6

C. All
Explanation
All months have 28 days because even though some months have more than 28 days, they still have 28 days in them. Every month starts with the first day, which is the 1st, and ends with the last day, which is the 31st for some months and the 30th for others. Therefore, all months have at least 28 days.

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• 4.

### Larry's father has five sons named Ten, Twenty, Thirty, Forty... Guess what would be the name of the fifth?

• A.

Fifty

• B.

Sixty

• C.

Forty Five

• D.

Larry

D. Larry
Explanation
The question states that Larry's father has five sons named Ten, Twenty, Thirty, Forty, and Larry. The question is asking for the name of the fifth son, which is Larry.

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• 5.

### What goes up and down, but still remains in the same place?

• A.

Stairs

• B.

Elevator

• C.

Age

• D.

Breathe

A. Stairs
Explanation
Stairs go up and down as people walk on them, but they still remain in the same place. Unlike an elevator, which moves between different floors, stairs are a fixed structure that allows people to ascend or descend within a building. Similarly, age is a concept that increases or decreases over time, but it does not physically move or change location. Breathing involves the movement of air in and out of the body, but it does not involve any change in position. Therefore, stairs is the correct answer as it accurately fits the given description.

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• 6.

### If you throw a red stone into the blue sea, what will it become?

• A.

Blue

• B.

Wet

• C.

Crystal

• D.

Shiny

B. Wet
Explanation
When a stone is thrown into the sea, it will become wet because the water will come into contact with the stone and make it damp. The color of the stone or the sea does not affect the fact that it will become wet when submerged in water. Therefore, "wet" is the correct answer.

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• 7.

### What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?

• A.

A fountain

• B.

A river

• C.

A towel

• D.

A waterfall

C. A towel
Explanation
A towel gets wetter and wetter the more it dries because when it is used to dry something, it absorbs the moisture and becomes wet. As it continues to absorb more moisture, it becomes even wetter. However, when it is left out to dry, the moisture evaporates from the towel, causing it to become dry again. Therefore, the more it dries, the wetter it becomes.

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• 8.

### What has a head and a tail but no body?

• A.

A pig

• B.

Sting ray

• C.

Jelly fish

• D.

A coin

D. A coin
Explanation
A coin is the correct answer because it has a head and a tail, referring to the two different sides of a coin. However, it does not have a body, as it is a flat, circular object. This riddle plays on the literal interpretation of the words "head" and "tail" to mislead the reader into thinking of something with a body, like an animal.

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• 9.

### How many times can you subtract 10 from 100?

• A.

Once

• B.

Twice

• C.

9 times

• D.

10 times

A. Once
Explanation
You can subtract 10 from 100 only once because after subtracting 10 once, the result will be 90 and you cannot subtract 10 from 90 again without going into negative numbers.

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• 10.

### What is heavier, 100 pounds of rocks or 100 pounds of feathers?

• A.

Rocks

• B.

Feathers

• C.

No idea

• D.

None

D. None
Explanation
The correct answer is "None" because both 100 pounds of rocks and 100 pounds of feathers weigh the same - 100 pounds. The answer highlights the importance of understanding that weight is a measure of the amount of matter an object contains, regardless of the material it is made of. In this case, the weight is equal, even though rocks are generally denser and heavier than feathers.

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